ARWC 2011 Update

10 November 2011

Aaron's Team Silva finished second (so received a "silver" medal) and Chris's Team Seagate, having led the race for all but the last stage were third, an agonising four minutes behind after nearly six days of racing. What a fantastic effort. Well done guys.

Unfortunately Seagate had to serve a four hour penalty at the penultimate CP because Nathan accidentally left their tracking device behind on a stage on the very first day. To add to their woes Chris broke the derailleur on his bike on the first night bike ride and so had to ride hundreds of kilometres on a single speed !!

Only about 50% of the teams will ultimately finish, the later ones of which will have taken ten days in comparison the Chris and Aaron's six.

(By the way for those who don't know Chris, and who is featured in the top right photo of the PAPO web page, is New Zealand's most successful orienteer. Watch out for him at upcoming club events.)